Thursday, October 22, 2015

Happy Pets are #PinnacleHealthyPets | A Review of Pinnacle Pet Foods #sponsored

[This post is sponsored by Pinnacle and the BlogPaws Professional Pet Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about Pinnacle’s reformulated Grain Free Dog Food but Baby and the Chi's only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Pinnacle is not responsible for the content of this article.]
A few weeks ago I shared with you about our chihuahua-mix, Venus, and her nutritional needs. Venus has a grain allergy which makes it difficult to find a food that she can tolerate and will enjoy eating. For the past three weeks Venus has been trying out a new line from Pinnacle® Pet Foods, and today we're going to share our thoughts on the food itself and how it worked for Venus.

What is Pinnacle?
Pinnacle was started in 1998 by it's parent company, Breeders Choice, which has been in business since 1947. Breeders Choice started production of Pinnacle to offer a more holistic option to consumers from a known and trusted brand. Pinnacle uses limited, high quality ingredients and carefully prepares them to preserve their nutritional value and fine flavors. Pinnacle strives to offer natural and wholesome foods that are rich in everything your pet needs to thrive, and to be free of anything that may cause harm. Pinnacle is also manufactured in our California plant right here in the United States.
While Pinnacle has always had holistic health ingredients like quinoa, pumpkin, kelp, flax seed, blueberries, sweet potatoes and cottage cheese, in May 2015, they took all dog recipes Grain Free to facilitate easier digestion.

Pinnacle Grain Free Chicken & Vegetable Recipe
Like mentioned above, this recipe is grain free, which means it's free from rice, wheat, corn, and other grains commonly used as filler or can be common allergens.

Chicken in the main ingredient, and the only animal protein in this recipe. It also contains sweet potato (which is high in antioxidants), quinoa (which supports muscle development) as well as omega-3 rich flax seed and kelp meal to support a healthy immune system.

The feeding guidelines given are perfect for dogs already at their optimal adult weight, but because Venus is overweight, we fed her according to what her optimal weight should be to make sure she's not overeating and to help her to loose weight as well. We fill in her hunger with fat free yet healthy foods like carrot sticks.

Venus transitioned to Pinnacle from her old food with great ease! She experienced no digestive upset, and even picked her new food out of her bowl and left her old food for when her new food was all eaten. It was pretty funny, and very reassuring that she did in fact enjoy the taste of Pinnacle as well.

Over the past three weeks I've noticed a great increase in Venus' energy - she has started running around again and has much more endurance on our daily walks, to where she can walk further and faster each day! After a small bout of shedding, Venus' coat is much more shiny and soft, and smells more clean too. Her poops are smaller and more regular, indicating that her body is able to use more of the nutrition she's digesting vs her old food.

Venus is an overall more happy and healthy dog since beginning a Pinnacle Grain Free diet.
Pinnacle has a retailer locator on their website to help you find a store near you that carries the new grain free pet food line, but you can also find it at the following online retailers:

You can also connect with Pinnacle on Facebook & Twitter, and find more info on their website.

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